The Violence of Men: New Techniques for Working with Abusive Families: A Therapy of Social Action / Edition 1

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A Step-by-Step Guide for Working with Violent Clients

Renowned family therapist Cloe Madanes presents a therapy of social action, a proven model of therapeutic intervention developed for professionals who work with violent men. At the very heart of this approach is the conviction that the offAnder is fully responsible for his actions. As evidence of this core belief, a therapy of social action requires the offAnder to acknowledge his violent actions, demonstrate authentic repentance, make amAnds to the victim, and find acceptable alternative behaviors.

Gives guidelines & recommendations for confronting the offender w/the effects of his actions to empathize w/victim.

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Editorial Reviews

Renowned family therapist Cloe Madanes presents a model of therapeutic intervention developed for professionals who work with violent men. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787901172
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/9/1995
  • Series: Psychology Series
  • Edition description: 1st
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

CLOE MADANES is one of the most respected family therapists in the world. Her previous books include the classic Strategic Family Therapy, Behind the One Way Mirror, and The Secret Meaning of Money (all from Jossey-Bass). She is co-director of the Family Therapy Institute in Washington, D.C.

JAMES P. KEIM, M.S.W. L.C.S.W.-C., is director of training at the Family Therapy Institute in Washington, D.C. He is a well-known workshop presenter and has contributed to several books and published numerous articles in the field.

DINAH SMELSER, L.C.S.W., is a senior family therapist for the Family Therapy Institute in Washington, D.C. She specializes in treatment of juvenile sex offAnders.

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Table of Contents

1. A Therapy of Social Action.

2. The Elements of Social Action in Therapy.

3. The Caged Animal.

4. The Knife in Her Heart (with James P. Keim).

5. Steps in the Therapy of Adult Sex Offenders.

6. The Juvenile Sex Offender (with Dinah Smelser and James P. Keim).

7. Abusive Husbands.

8. Judges' and Therapists' Mistakes.

9. The Past.

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